TUES. FEB 23 | Post Show Discussion hosted by New Israel Fund with Tali Herskowitz (New Israel Fund)
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a post-show discussion sponsored by the New Israel Fund and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Featuring: Tali Herskowitz (New Israel Fund), Rachel Levitan, (Associate VP for Global Programs and Strategy, HIAS), and members of the cast; moderated by Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth.
Tali Herskowitz is the Development and Program Officer New Israel Fund in Washington DC. Tali grew up in the south of Israel and was politically and socially active from a young age. Prior to NIF, Tali was a Case Manager at Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Police Program in New York and a Fellow at the NGO Working Group on Women Peace and Security. While completing her Masters in Conflict Resolution, Tali worked as a Shatil Everett Fellow at ASSAF Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum seekers and remains a passionate advocate for asylum rights in Israel.
Rachel Levitan is Associate VP for Global Programs Strategy and Planning, based in HIAS' Washington, DC office. Working closely with partners in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and at the UN Refugee Agency, she helps drive the agency's international efforts to increase protection for particularly vulnerable refugees, including survivors of torture and gender-based violence, persons with disabilities, older refugees, and sexual minorities. She also leads efforts to maximize the impact of HIAS’ international programs in the fields of legal aid, resettlement, livelihoods and psychosocial assistance. Prior to working with HIAS, Rachel co-founded and directed Turkey’s first legal clinic for refugees. Before that, she litigated race- and gender-based discrimination claims in federal and state court in New York City.
Rachel has published numerous journal articles and reports on international refugee protection issues. She received her bachelor's degree from McGill University and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law.